The Hamilton County Democratic Party has begun its search for a full-time Executive Director to begin in 2019!
The Executive Director is responsible for the daily operations of the Hamilton County Democratic Party office and programs to elect Democrats to all partisan political positions. The Director will address all needs for the success of the party including, but not limited to, fundraising, inclusivity, increased member participation, and coordination with all Democratic nominees to ensure strong campaigns at the behest of the Party Chair. The Director is responsible for managing and supporting endorsed candidates to ensure a winning outcome.
Interested individuals should submit an updated resume (with minimum 2 references) and cover letter to Chairwoman Gwen McFarlin at email@example.com.
HAMILTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC JOB DESCRIPTION
MAJOR FUNCTIONS/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the daily operation of the Hamilton County Democratic Party office and programs to elect Democrats to all partisan political positions. The ED will address all needs for the success of the party including fundraising, inclusivity, increased participation, and assist all democratic nominees in executing their campaigns as the chair directs. The ED is responsible for managing and supporting endorsed candidates to ensure a winning outcome. The ED reports directly to the chair.
The ED is the face of the Democratic Party and is expected to represent his or her self as such. Expected to be polite, respectful, and helpful. Be a registered Democrat. Promote Democratic Party Principles.
Works closely with local, state and federal Democratic Parties and Committees
Provides staff development including creating a culture of inclusion for the party
Organize all meetings of the Executive Committee, Central Committee meetings and other committees as required by the Hamilton County Democratic Party bylaws
Prepares office for all aspects of elections, including keeping up to date on state of the art campaign techniques, coordinate campaign planning, targeting, polling, maintaining and updating election law materials, Get Out The Vote (GOTV) programs, party building, and pre-election planning
Ensure Democratic Party Headquarters in clean and maintained
All chair assignments shall be completed within 48 hours
If the Chair assignments are unable to be completed within 48 hours, the ED shall provide the chair with a proposed timeline for completion of the assignment
VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT, RETENTION, AND MANAGEMENT
Coordinate and support volunteers
Create and maintain a volunteer database
Be proactive including diverse individuals in activities without regard to genetic characteristics, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, military/veteran status, age, national origin, or disability.
Utilize existing volunteer networks and bring new volunteers to the local political process
Assist in organizing events to keep volunteers engaged and establish relationships with potential new volunteers.
FUNDRAISING AND FINANCE
Coordinate fundraising for meeting Party goals, salary, and other operating expenses at the direction of the chair.
Maintain professional relations with donors
Ensure compliance with local, state and federal campaign finance regulations.
Ensure timely payments of the Party’s financial obligations
Create a two-year budget with input from the party chair
Assist with raising funds needed to run the party. This includes coordination of fundraising events throughout the year and managing a recurring contribution program
VOTER REGISTRATION AND CONTACT:
Coordinate voter registration drives with a concentration on under participating groups, moderate-to-high turnover neighborhoods, and young people
Organize canvass and phone banks
Oversee mailing for campaigns
Must be adept in utilizing common office technology, Microsoft Office Suite, and website maintenance
Must be adept in utilizing multiple email contact systems, tools such as webinars, online email systems and online survey applications
Must be adept in utilizing specialized applications such as Vote builder, VAN, and NGP services for volunteers, voters, and donor management
Must be adept in utilizing social media, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to enhance the parties communications with their stakeholders
Have the ability to strategize where and when to apply technology effectively
PARTY BUILDING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS:
Attend Hamilton County Democratic Party committee meetings including the Central Committee, Executive Committee, Young Democrats and Judicial Committee
Ensure that the organization and its mission, programs, products, and services are presented with a strong positive image
Coordinate with the chair all-party communications to include newsletters, press releases and through social media accounts
Work with and assist with coordinated campaigns to plan winning election at the local, state and federal levels
Executive/senior level management in political campaigns but could also include non-profit, private industry, or the public sector. Ideally, the experience would include a combination if the above-mentioned sectors including previous success in local, state and /or federal democratic campaigns
Successful experience in positive work relationships with diverse populations and individuals
Demonstrated ability to develop and execute strategic political strategies and manage tactical execution to achieve positive outcomes
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a credible reputation and high profile presence at the local, state and federal level
Proven excellence in written and oral communication skills
Demonstrate an understanding of the state if the art campaign techniques, campaign planning, targeting, polling, election law, party building, and pre-election planning
Bachelor’s degree required